174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

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174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby polkadots10 » Wed May 16, 2012 5:05 pm

LSAT: 174
LSAC GPA: 3.34
Not URM
No significant WE (straight from undergrad)


What are my chances at acceptances/money at the following?:

NYU
UVA
Penn
Berkeley
Michigan
Duke
Northwestern
Georgetown
UCLA
USC
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Tiago Splitter
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Re: What are my chances (or $$)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed May 16, 2012 5:06 pm

polkadots10 wrote:LSAT: 174
LSAC GPA: 3.34
Not URM
No significant WE (straight from undergrad)


What are my chances at acceptances/money at the following?:

NYU
UVA
Penn
Berkeley
Michigan
Duke
Northwestern
Georgetown
UCLA
USC


lawschoolnumbers.com

Don't expect much money. ED might be a good idea for you.

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Re: 174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby Excellent117 » Wed May 16, 2012 5:25 pm

I had a very slightly better GPA than you and here is what I did with those schools (didn't apply to NYU or Northwestern)

UVA - Accepted (off of waitlist)
Penn - Waitlisted
Berkeley - Rejected
Michigan - Waitlisted
Duke - Waitlisted
Georgetown - Accepted
UCLA - Accepted w/ $75,000
USC - Accepted w/ $75,000 (off of waitlist)

I applied late in the cycle (January), so I would expect you to outperform my results as well. Make sure to have your LoRs, personal statements, etc. ready so that you can submit your applications the day they are released; that is the best thing you can do for yourself. Also, I agree with Tiago, you should strategically use your ED.

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Re: 174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby polkadots10 » Wed May 16, 2012 5:28 pm

I apologize for posting this in the wrong forum :( I thought I had clicked "What are my chances"

Can you do more than one ED if you are denied/held by the school where you submitted your first ED application?

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Re: 174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby d.schoenfeld16 » Wed May 16, 2012 5:29 pm

Excellent117 wrote:Make sure to have your LoRs, personal statements, etc. ready so that you can submit your applications the day they are released; that is the best thing you can do for yourself.


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Re: 174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed May 16, 2012 5:32 pm

polkadots10 wrote:Can you do more than one ED if you are denied/held by the school where you submitted your first ED application?


Yes, but the ED response from many schools will come after the deadline to apply ED at many other schools.

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Re: 174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby ahnhub » Wed May 16, 2012 5:33 pm

I think you'd have an okay shot at $$ Georgetown, and a small chance at $$ NU. If you want Penn I think you have to ED.

You probably know this but ED UVA is a lock. Myself, I would probably ED Penn (making admission likely, as opposed to a guaranteed WL) and blanket the rest of T-14.

About UVA-- I think you can throw an ED app to them at any point in the cycle, but the "lock" thing may go away if you do it later (like, you get rejected from Penn ED in February and change your UVA app to ED). Someone else who did this may be able to inform you better.

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Re: 174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed May 16, 2012 7:12 pm

In at Michigan with $18,000 per year is my best guess based on info. at http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com.

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Re: 174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby 2014 » Wed May 16, 2012 8:11 pm

polkadots10 wrote:LSAT: 174
LSAC GPA: 3.34
Not URM
No significant WE (straight from undergrad)


What are my chances at acceptances/money at the following?:


NYU - 50% w/ ED, WL without
UVA - WL, could probably get off of it
Penn - 80% w/ED, WL without
Berkeley - Out
Michigan - 90% w/ ED, 30-50% RD if early perhaps with $, probably RD WL
Duke - Out
Northwestern - No WE = Out
Georgetown - In, perhaps with $
UCLA - WL/In
USC - WL/In

Should be able to negotiate money out of UCLA/USC, don't bank on money elsewhere.

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Re: 174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby law2015 » Sat May 19, 2012 12:26 pm

The most money you can receive is probably 54k from Michigan and close to 100k from Georgetown. Expect to ride out a lot of waitlists and if you want the best school possible with those numbers then ED to NYU.

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Re: 174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby s.pathan » Sat May 19, 2012 12:36 pm

polkadots10 wrote:I apologize for posting this in the wrong forum :( I thought I had clicked "What are my chances"

Can you do more than one ED if you are denied/held by the school where you submitted your first ED application?

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=80021

Check this thread out. It'll answer all your questions about ED'ing and EA'ing. Congrats on the great LSAT score :)

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Re: 174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby rec345 » Sun May 20, 2012 12:56 pm

We have a fairly similar applicant profile, so here's my info and cycle, for a frame of reference:

LSAT: 173
LSAC GPA: 3.4
Not URM
3 years of significant WE

(I didn't apply ED anywhere)

NYU - waitlist
UVA - waitlist
Penn - waitlist
Berkeley - rejected
Michigan - waitlist
Duke - waitlist
Northwestern - accepted, no money
Georgetown - accepted, no money
UCLA - didn't apply
USC - didn't apply

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Re: 174/3.34 - What are my chances (or $$)

Postby thelawyler » Sun May 20, 2012 5:05 pm

law2015 wrote:The most money you can receive is probably 54k from Michigan and close to 100k from Georgetown. Expect to ride out a lot of waitlists and if you want the best school possible with those numbers then ED to NYU.


This.

I also got into UVA for sticker.




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